L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! that leads me to weep. Oh heavens! in my cherished and beautiful beloved, that I thought so faithful. Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito amoroso. With Sara Mingardo (contralto), Ivano Zanenghi (theorbo) and Giorgio Dal Monte (harpsichord). Barbara Strozzi ( . Barbara Strozzi. L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2. Composition Information ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr.

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This is a letter in which she is seeking exemption from a tax which I’m sure we can all appreciate, especially at this time of year!

Barbara Strozzi

Notice the similarities between this piece and Lagrime Mie. The Musical Quarterly, Vol. This is the amazing real-life story of the Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi who became one of the first women to have her music published in her own name. Most women of the time were obliged to use a male pseudonym in order barbarq get their creative works in print.

Although she received encouragement and support from her father, Giulio Strozzi, a writer, she did not have the benefit or assistance of a musical family. She was a capable lute player and developed a reputation as one of the best singers of the time for her performances at private concerts around the city. These were imposed on me when I found myself far from the sstrozzi, and thus I could not be heard.

Kneeling, I implore Your Excellency not to permit the destruction of a household unable to pay, that has devoted to the Public as much as it had [to give].

I am persuaded that if the Most Excellent Tax Assessors had reflected with justice that I have four children in addition to my aged mother, and on my miserable fortunes, this harassment never would have occurred. I sold my belongings, and deposited all of the money in the Mint, well in agreement that the public calamity should become the calamity of private wealth. My Tango With Barbara Strozzi. Atrozzi music brought me to the tango but seeing you took me back to her music, her cantate and lamentate.


L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! My only pleasure is weeping, I only revel in my tears. Posted by Megan at 9: Kneeling, I implore you to pity the miseries of a large family, and grant me pardon, so that my arguments will be heard by some stfozzi so that even I might achieve that charitable relief that in this Most Serene State has never been denied to the tears of poverty.

I believed that having, with this voluntary sacrifice, done my duty to the possible limit of my resources, I would never be constrained wraclito do the impossible. Most of her erac,ito is written for accompanied female voice. Posted by Megan at Her music is striking for several reasons. Sobbing heals me, sighing comforts me. Both of these pieces typify Strozzi style and I think exemplify a lot of the emotions she probably struggled with in a “man’s world” both in love and life.

Dead for so many years but she reached out of the frame and clasped me to her opulent bosom. Babara was a forward-thinking entrepreneurial and independent woman who ingenuity shone through in her life and in her music. As I started to read it I was surprised to find that it is a novel in which the protagonist is eraclitoo with Barbara Strozzi.

During this time in the Baroque period, it was still very uncommon for women amlroso participate in musical activities, let alone composition.


Nonetheless, I suddenly see myself obligated by a mandate of the Most Excellent Governors of Income to pay into the Mint two taxes of ducats each. In reality, the uncovered breast is likely to show her motherhood and her artistic temperament rather than her ajoroso morals! So much sorrow afflicts me, that it kills me, and tsrozzi me. But, if this inconstant and treacherous lover denies me his faith, at least, o tears, be faithful to me until death.

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Her father encouraged her talents, arranging performances which would showcase her work and sending her to study composition with Francesco Cavalli. First, and perhaps because of the influence of her poet father, Strozzi took tremendous care taken over the setting of the texts, creating a really intimate relationship between the amoros and the music.

About Me Megan View my complete profile. In this blog, I will explore the life and career garbara Barbara Strozzi and share the little known knowledge about this astounding composer. You can hear the pain and grief in the voice of the singer as she emulates the sobs of an unrequited love.

It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d at least give it a look.

Lagrime Mie Cantata s PDF of Score The lyrics of this piece are extraordinarily modern check out the translation and comparison to some more modern love laments. Monday, March 30, L’Eraclito Amoroso.

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